- an alternation in a linguistic form due to the influence of a related form, as the replacement in English of earlier femelle with female through the influence of male.
- the process of forming blends.Compare blend(def 9).
- containment, policy of,
Origin of contamination
Examples from the Web for contamination
There is one theory that they were both exposed by a Liberian worker in the contamination crew who fell ill.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There has been a lot of concern about contamination of the evidence at the site.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contamination must be proven with certainty not supposition.Italian Court Explains Why It Overturned Amanda Knox’s Acquittal|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The contamination was ultimately traced back to a scrub technician named Kristen Parker.Doctor Accused of Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C Breaks Silence|Carol McKinley|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So contamination sometimes has more to do with the kitchen or restaurant it came from then the food itself.
Impure water is a common source of the contamination of milk in such places.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
On the surface it appeared an excellent method of ridding a country of the contamination of heresy.Medival Heresy and the Inquisition|A. S. Turberville
The kind of bedding used in the stalls may have a marked influence on the contamination coming from the animal.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
At all events she would be spared the contamination of the factory.The Downfall|Emile Zola
It is obvious that the effect would fail if the contamination of the surface had proceeded too far previously to the collision.
early 15c., from Latin contaminationem (nominative contaminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of contaminare (see contaminate). Figurative sense is from c.1620; specifically of radioactivity from 1913.